Baseball Opponent Preview

Baseball Opponent Preview

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Baseball Opponent Preview

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By Trey McCurry.

With Opening Day just a week away, TheClemsonInsider wants to give fans a brief overview of each of Clemson’s 2012 opponents. Stay tuned to TheClemsonInsider before each game/series as the TCI staff will break down each opponent in more detail as well as give updates on how their seasons are going. 

 

 

 

 

UAB

Location: Birmingham, AL

Nickname: Blazers

Website: UABsports.com

Conference: Conference USA

Coach: Brian Shoop (139-146 in 6 seasons at UAB)

2011 Record (Rank): 29-28 (NR)

2011 C-USA Record (Finish): 9-15 (8th)

Series Record: Never met

Last meeting(s): N/A

Vs Jack Leggett: Never faced

 

Maine

Location: Orono, ME

Nickname: Black Bears

Website: GoBlackBears.com

Conference: America East

Coach: Steve Trimper (176-150-2 in 6 seasons at Maine)

2011 Record (Rank): 33-24 (NR)

2011 America East Record (Finish): 18-6 (2nd)

Series Record: Clemson leads 14-0

Last meeting(s): Clemson swept a three-game series at Clemson in 2003 by scores of 8-6, 7-6, and 11-7

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett trails 16-17 (13-0 at Clemson, 1-4 at Western Carolina, and 2-13 at Vermont)

 

South Carolina

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Nickname: Gamecocks

Website: GamecocksOnline.com

Conference: Southeastern

Coach: Ray Tanner (689-296 in 15 seasons at South Carolina)

2011 Record (Rank): 55-14 (#1 BA, #1 CB, #1 SW)

2011 SEC Record (Finish): 22-8 (1st East)

Series Record: Clemson leads 168-125-2

Last Meeting(s): In 2011, South Carolina won 6-3 in Columbia, Clemson won 10-5 in Clemson, and South Carolina took the series with a 5-4 win in Greenville

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett trails 36-42 (33-34 at Clemson, 3-8 at Western Carolina)

 

Holy Cross

Location: Worcester, MA

Nickname: Crusaders

Website: GoHolyCross.com

Conference: Patriot League

Coach: Greg DiCenzo (93-104-1 in 5 seasons at Holy Cross)

2011 Record (Rank): 24-23-1 (NR)

2011 Patriot League Record (Finish): 9-11 (5th)

Series Record: 0-1

Last meeting(s): Holy Cross won 17-4 in the 1958 College World Series

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 3-2 (3-2 at Vermont)

 

North Carolina

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Nickname: Tar Heels

Website: TarHeelBlue.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Mike Fox (589-246-1 in 13 seasons at North Carolina)

2011 Record (Rank): 51-16 (#5 BA, #5 CB, #5 SW)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 20-10 (3rd Coastal)

Series Record: Clemson leads 96-81-1

Last Meeting(s): North Carolina swept a three-game series in Chapel Hill in 2011 by scores of 13-3, 9-5, and 5-4

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 31-28 (31-25 at Clemson, 0-3 at Western Carolina)

 

Western Carolina

Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina

Nickname: Catamounts

Website: CatamountSports.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Bobby Moranda (124-102-2 in 4 seasons at Western Carolina)

2011 Record (Rank): 23-31-1 (NR)

2011 SoCon Record (Finish): 12-18 (8th)

Series Record: Clemson leads 54-13

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won 12-3 in Clemson and 6-4 (8 innings) at Western Carolina in 2011

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 28-8 (28-8 at Clemson, 302-229 in 9 seasons as the head coach at Western Carolina)

 

Boston College

Location: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Nickname: Eagles

Website: BCEagles.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Mike Gambino (17-33 in 1 season at Boston College)

2011 Record (Rank): 17-33 (NR)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 7-22 (5th Atlantic)

Series Record: Clemson leads 12-6

Last Meeting(s): Clemson swept a three-game series in Chestnut Hill by scores of 9-2, 7-5, and 9-2

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 13-7 (12-6 at Clemson, 1-1 at Vermont)

 

Elon

Location: Elon, North Carolina

Nickname: Phoenix

Website: ElonPhoenix.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Mike Kennedy (510-352-3 in 15 seasons at Elon)

2011 Record (Rank): 36-21 (NR)

2011 SoCon Record (Finish): 23-7 (1st)

Series Record: Clemson leads 12-7

Last Meeting(s): Clemson swept two games at Clemson by scores of 7-2 and 9-2

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 13-9 (12-6 at Clemson, 1-3 at Western Carolina)

 

Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Nickname: Cavaliers

Website: VirginiaSports.com 

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Brian O’Conner (372-130-1 in 8 seasons at Virginia)

2011 Record (Rank): 56-12 (#3 BA, #3 CB, #4 SW)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 22-8 (T-1st Coastal)

Series Record: Clemson leads 102-44

Last Meeting(s): Virginia swept a three-game series at Clemson by scores of 5-0, 8-7, and 7-6

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 33-24 (31-24 at Clemson, 2-0 at Vermont)

 

Georgia

Location: Athens, Georgia

Nickname: Bulldogs

Website: GeorgiaDogs.com

Conference: Southeastern

Coach: David Perno (338-277-1 in 10 seasons at Georgia)

2011 Record (Rank): 33-32 (NR)

2011 SEC Record (Finish): 16-14 (5th East)

Series Record: Georgia leads 117-101-2

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won both meetings in 2011, 11-5 at Clemson and 5-2 at Georgia

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett trails 26-28 (21-16 at Clemson, 3-12 at Western Carolina)

 

Presbyterian College

Location: Clinton, South Carolina

Nickname: Blue Hose

Website: GoBlueHose.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Elton Pollock (119-264 in 7 seasons at Presbyterian College)

2011 Record (Rank): 24-32 (NR)

2011 Big South Record (Finish): 9-18 (8th)

Series Record: Clemson leads 60-20

Last Meeting(s): The teams split two games in 2011, with Presbyterian College winning 4-3 at Fluor Field in Greenville and Clemson winning 7-2 at Clemson

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 4-1 (4-1 at Clemson)

 

Miami (FL)

Location: Coral Gables, FL

Nickname: Hurricanes

Website: HurricaneSports.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Jim Morris (814-321-3 in 18 years at Miami (FL))

2011 Record (Rank): 38-23 (#23 BA, #22 CB, #24 SW)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 19-10 (4th Coastal)

Series Record: Miami (FL) leads 24-28

Last meeting(s): Clemson won two of three games at Clemson in 2009, taking games two and three by scores of 9-1 and 9-6 after Miami (FL) won game one 12-8

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett trails 16-17 (16-16 at Clemson, 0-1 at Western Carolina)

 

Winthrop

Location: Rock Hill, SC

Nickname: Eagles

Website: WinthropEagles.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Tom Riginos (27-30 in 1 season at Winthrop)

2011 Record (Rank): 27-30 (NR)

2011 Big South Record (Finish): 15-12 (T-3rd)

Series Record: Clemson leads 17-4

Last meeting(s): Clemson won 6-4 at Clemson in 2007

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 9-3 (6-3 at Clemson, 3-0 at Western Carolina)

 

Duke

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Nickname: Blue Devils

Website: GoDuke.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Sean McNally (171-164-1 in 6 seasons at Duke)

2011 Record (Rank): 26-30 (NR)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 7-23 (6th Coastal)

Series Record: Clemson leads 121-65-2

Last Meeting(s): Clemson swept a three-game series at Clemson in 2011 by scores of 9-6, 16-7, and 9-3

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 41-15-1 (41-15-1 at Clemson)

 

Furman

Location: Greenville, South Carolina

Nickname: Paladins

Website: FurmanPaladins.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Ron Smith (440-541-3 in 18 seasons at Furman)

2011 Record (Rank): 24-33 (NR)

2011 SoCon Record (Finish): 13-16 (7th)

Series Record: Clemson leads 138-57-4

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won both meetings in 2011 by scores of 5-0 at Clemson and 5-1 at Fluor Field in Greenville

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 48-12 (19-5 at Clemson, 29-7 at Western Carolina)

 

NC State

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Nickname: Wolfpack

Website: GoPack.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Elliott Avent (556-362 in 15 seasons at NC State)

2011 Record (Rank): 35-27 (NR)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 15-15 (T-3rd Atlantic)

Series Record: Clemson leads 109-71-1

Last Meeting(s): The teams split four games in 2011 with NC State taking two of three games in the regular season at NC State (the Wolfpack won games one (6-0) and two (5-3) before the Tigers took game three (7-3) and Clemson winning 6-3 at the ACC Tournament in Durham

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 50-39 (43-21 at Clemson, 7-18 at Western Carolina)

 

Charleston Southern

Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Nickname: Buccaneers

Website: CSUSports.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Stuart Lake (62-105 in 3 seasons at Charleston Southern)

2011 Record (Rank): 29-30 (NR)

2011 Big South Record (Finish): 15-12 (T-3rd)

Series Record: Clemson leads 15-0

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won 19-1 at Clemson in 2011

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 9-0 (9-0 at Clemson)

 

Maryland

Location: College Park, Maryland

Nickname: Terrapins

Website: UMTerps.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Erik Bakich (38-74 in 2 seasons at Maryland)

2010 Record (Rank): 21-35 (NR)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 5-25 (6th Atlantic)

Series Record: Clemson leads 116-40

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won two of three games at Clemson in 2011, taking the first two games 12-3 and 7-0 before Maryland won the series finale 7-6

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 47-9 (47-9 at Clemson)

 

Coastal Carolina

Location: Conway, South Carolina

Nickname: Chanticleers

Website: GoCCUsports.com

Conference: Big South

Coach: Gary Gilmore (651-323 in 16 seasons at Coastal Carolina)

2010 Record (Rank): 42-20 (NR)

2010 Big South Record (Finish): 20-7 (1st)

Series Record: Clemson leads 40-7

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won both meetings in 2011, a 5-4 (10 inning) win at Clemson in the regular season and a 12-7 win at Clemson in the Clemson Regional

Vs Jack Leggett: 27-5 (27-5 at Clemson)

 

Georgia Tech

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Nickname: Yellow Jackets

Website: RamblingWreck.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Danny Hall (779-349-1 in 18 seasons at Georgia Tech)

2010 Record (Rank): 42-21 (#20 BA, #19 CB, #20 SW)

2010 ACC Record (Finish): 22-8 (T-1st Coastal)

Series Record: Clemson leads 103-100-3

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won three of four games in 2011 with Clemson winning two of three games at Clemson during the regular season (the Tigers won game one (4-2) and three (3-1), while the Yellow Jackets won game two (5-1) and then Clemson also won 9-0 at the ACC Tournament in Durham

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 41-36 (38-31 at Clemson, 3-5 at Western Carolina)

 

College of Charleston

Location: Charleston, SC

Nickname: Cougars

Website: CofCSports.com

Conference: Southern

Coach: Monte Lee (118-63 in 3 years at College of Charleston)

2011 Record (Rank): 39-22 (NR)

2011 SoCon Record (Finish): 18-12 (3rd)

Series Record: Clemson leads 21-0

Last meeting(s): Clemson won 5-2 at Clemson in 2009

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 15-0 (15-0 at Clemson)

 

Tennessee Tech

Location: Cookeville, TN

Nickname: Golden Eagles

Website: TTUSports.com

Conference: Ohio Valley

Coach: Matt Bragga (194-238-2 in 8 seasons at Tennessee Tech)

2011 Record (Rank): 25-29 (NR)

2011 OVC Record (Finish): 12-12 (4th)

Series Record: Clemson leads 4-0

Last meeting(s): Clemson won two games over Tennessee Tech in the 2009 Clemson Regional, the Tigers took the opening game 5-4 and then eliminated the Golden Eagles with a 10-0 win

Vs Jack Leggett: Leggett leads 6-0 (4-0 at Clemson, 2-0 at Western Carolina)

 

Florida State

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Nickname: Seminoles

Website: Seminoles.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Mike Martin (1673-577-4 in 32 seasons at Florida State)

2011 Record (Rank): 46-19 (#6th BA, #6 CB, #6 SW)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 19-11 (1st Atlantic)

Series Record: Florida State leads 65-55-1

Last Meeting(s): The two teams split four games during the 2011 season with Clemson winning two of three games at Florida State during the regular season (the Seminoles won game one (8-6) before the Tigers came back to win the next two (7-4 and 8-5), while Florida State won a 6-3 decision at the ACC Tournament in Durham

Vs Jack Leggett: 31-38 (31-38 at Clemson)

 

Wake Forest

Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Nickname: Demon Deacons

Website: WakeForestSports.com

Conference: Atlantic Coast

Coach: Tom Walter (43-68 in 2 seasons at Wake Forest)

2011 Record (Rank): 25-31 (NR)

2011 ACC Record (Finish): 15-15 (T-3rd Atlantic)

Series Record: Clemson leads 121-50-1

Last Meeting(s): Clemson won two of three games at Clemson in 2011 with the Tigers took the first (2-0) and third (10-4) games of the series and the Demon Deacons won game two (9-3)

Vs Jack Leggett: 43-19 (42-18 at Clemson, 1-1 at Western Carolina)

 

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